Benefits of Baking with Kids & 9 Super Easy Recipes to start with!

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Kids love spending time in the kitchen! They have lots of fun playing and cooking, while spending some quality time with their parents makes them happy and full.

Recipes that are supposed to be kid-friendly have to be easy and simple to make and must contain good quality ingredients that can be found in every household. They must also be about something they love to eat like cookies, candies, cakes or snacks.

The most important benefits of baking with your kids are:

Benefit #1 – This is the perfect educative way for your kids to learn about healthy
diet and actually enjoy it!
Benefit #2 – Homemade desserts or snacks are always a better and healthier
option from the ones you find in the stores. Your kids will enjoy making them and you will be happy that they are eating much healthier.
Benefit #3 – There is always a good opportunity while baking to have a real
conversation with your kid, to share secrets, to learn each other better.
Benefit #4 – Kids will learn to participate, to work as a team, to be careful, to
manage time, to succeed or to fail.
Benefit #5 – Spending time in the kitchen is always a better alternative to watching TV or
playing video games. This might be the best reason to try it!
Benefit #6 – While in the kitchen, kids create memories, about smells, flavors, moments!
Moments to share with their own kids some years later!

Step into the magic world of the kitchen with your kids with these super easy baking recipes:

1. Owl Cupcakes

By: delish

Looking for a idea about a quick and easy birthday party snack? Try the funniest
owl cupcakes with your kids and they will forget all about sharing! They will love
it!

How To Make Owl Cupcakes

These Owl Cupcakes give Oreos the cutest makeover ever.Full recipe: http://dlsh.it/i09OvRM

Posted by Delish Kids on Freitag, 22. September 2017

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box chocolate cake batter, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 1 16-oz. tub chocolate frosting
  • 24 Oreos, halved
  • 48 chocolate mini M&Ms
  • 24 orange mini M&Ms

View full recipe here

2. 4 Ingredient Chocolate Brownies

By: Liezl Jayne

Most of the kids are crazy for chocolate and not only them! These brownies are heavenly delicious and so easy to prep! Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

Ingredients (4 essential ingredients):

  • 15 fresh medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 free-ranged eggs
  • 1/3 cup cold-pressed coconut oil (melted)

Optional ingredients (to make them even tastier):

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder/ pure extract
  • pinch of sea salt

View full recipe here

3. Lemon Drizzle Cake

Vegan By: Take a veg

Kids never say no to a slice of cake whether for snack or Sunday breakfast! Try this super lemony flavored cake that will make your kitchen smell like citrus blossom garden!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tbs lemon zest Glaze:
  • 1tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

 

4. Nutritious pancakes 4 ways

By: Tasty

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but often kids are so bored about classic choices like cereals on milk, or just a cup of milk or sometimes nothing at! Try on a Sunday morning something different, delicious and fun! Easy pancakes to make with your kids and breakfast becomes a ritual!

What you’ll need:

For the Banana Pancakes:

  • 2 large, ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes: 

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

For the Blueberry Pancakes: 

  • ⅔ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ ripe banana
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes: 

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

View full recipe here

5. Healthy breakfast Cookies

Vegan By: Domestic Geek

It’s kind of difficult to convince to get to school a healthy snack! Those cookies thought they are not only healthy and nutritious but delightfully tasty!! Try them with your kids a Sunday afternoon and be prepared for the whole school week !

What you’ll need:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chia seeds, soaked in
  • ¼ cup water for 10 minutes
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder

View full recipe here

6. 4 Healthy Snack Ideas | Easy, Quick, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kid Friendly

Vegan By: Healthy Grocery Girl

New Year is always a good opportunity to start over a new healthy nutrition plan!! Get your kids to eat more healthy and homemade snacks with these easy and quick recipes! From energy bars to dips and toasts, now there is no excuse for you!

What you’ll need for the energy bars:

  • 2 cups of dates
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

View full recipe here

7. 3 Easy Clean Salads

By: Clean & Delicious

There is no easiest meal from a salad itself! Learn your kids to eat their leafy greens by preparing colorful and fresh salads for lunch or dinner! Dressings at your choice will transform and upgrade your salad’s taste. And remember the more colorful the more healthier!

What you’ll need:

For the Kale + Cabbage Crunch:

Salad:

  • 4 cups of kale leaves, stemmed cut into ribbons
  • 3 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Vegan For the Chunky Greek Salad:

Salad:

  • 4 mini Persian cucumbers, chopped
  • 1-cup baby tomatoes, quartered
  • 1-cup garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ cup kalamata olive, halved

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Vegan For the Quinoa + Black Bean Salad:

Salad:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed limejuice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/8th tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

View full recipe here

8. Vegetarian gluten free eggplant pizza

By: Buona Pappa

Kids adore pizza! If they have the choice they will have pizza everyday for every meal – even breakfast! Try an alternative and healthier pizza with eggplant as a base ingredient. It’s so easy that kids will be crazy by making this pizza themselves!

What you’ll need :

  • 2 eggplants
  • 2 mozzarella
  • 5 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil

Tomato sauce

  • 5 lb fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, basil

View full recipe here

9. Pizza Roll Ups

By: Kenmore

Pizza roll ups are a perfect lunch box snack for your kids to take to school! You can fill the dough with any ingredient you desire.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup packaged sliced pepperoni
  • 1 beaten egg
  • any other ingredient you like (e.g. bacon, peppers, mushrooms etc)

View full recipe here

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Hope you spent many many of happy moments in the kitchen with your “STARS”!!

After all Kitchen is not the mother’s kingdom anymore!

Which recipe is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

 

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